Category Archives: Chair’s Corner

Chair’s Corner: monthly business meetings – the work of democracy

As a local political party, the Tongass Democrats has to do a lot of behind-the-scenes work if there are going to be Democrats on the ballot. I’ve written in the past about what we do in our State Central Committee, … Continue reading

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Why no fiscal plan?

In my Chair’s Corner, I usually provide original, timely information pertinent to the Tongass Democrats, the Alaska Democratic Party and other progressive subjects of interest to our readers. Today I want to share with you a clarifying message from Alaska’s … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner – exciting news from the State Central Committee!

Our State Central Committee meetings are wonderful opportunities for fellowship with other Democrats as we tackle the business aspects of being a political party. While the things we do may sound mundane, they are the necessary tasks that keep the … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: key take-aways from Rep. Parish’s Town Hall on the State budget

If you want to guarantee a sunny evening in Juneau, schedule a town hall meeting! Last Tuesday night, Representative Justin Parish (a Democrat serving House District 34 in the Juneau valley) hosted a town hall meeting with guest speaker Randy … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: the ADP and where candidates come from

The Tongass Democrats had the great fortune of hosting a reception last week in Juneau for the Alaska Democratic Party’s new Executive Director, Jay Parmley. Although I was traveling and unable to attend, by all accounts, it was a great … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: Welcome HD 33’s newest State Central Committee member, Will Kronick!

The Alaska Democratic Party – specifically Tongass Democrats’ House District 33 – has a new Young Democrat serving on our State Central Committee. His name is Will Kronick, he resides in downtown Juneau, and we are very pleased to have … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: Bartlett-Gruening Dinner

The Tongass Democrats’ premier annual fundraiser, the Bartlett-Gruening Dinner, was held at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau on March 29. Unfortunately for me, I was traveling and unable to attend. Fortunately for more than 100 other Democrats, it was … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: Honoring E.L. “Bob” Bartlett and Ernest Gruening

On March 29, the Tongass Democrats will hold the Bartlett-Gruening Dinner, our premier annual fundraiser. Prior to the event, I thought it would be good to share a bit about how our annual fundraiser came to be named after E.L … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: Civility

Recently, a number of different events happened that really brought home to me the negative effects that social media have had on politics and political discourse. The word that kept coming to mind was civility.

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Chair’s Corner: Statewide Central Committee highlights

Last weekend, the Tongass Democrats (TDs) hosted the Alaska Democratic Party’s (ADP) winter Statewide Central Committee (SCC) meeting right here in Juneau. It was a great 3-day gathering of Democrats working hard on our primary mission, which is to elect … Continue reading

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